Gordon M. Nixon

Gordon M. Nixon

C.M., O.Ont.

Chair of the Board
BCE Inc. and Bell Canada
Ontario, Canada

Gordon Nixon has been Chair of the Board of BCE Inc. and Bell Canada since April 2016. He was President and CEO of the Royal Bank of Canada from August 2001 to August 2014. Mr. Nixon first joined RBC Dominion Securities Inc. in 1979, and was Head of the Investment Banking Division when it was acquired by Royal Bank in 1988 and was appointed CEO of RBC Capital Markets in 1999.

Mr. Nixon is a past Chair of MaRS, a Toronto-based network of partners that helps entrepreneurs launch and grow innovative companies, and is a Trustee of the Art Gallery of Ontario. He is a Director and Chair of the Nominating, Governance and Sustainability Committee at BlackRock, Inc. and is Lead Director of George Weston Limited.

Mr. Nixon earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree with Honours from Queen’s University and was awarded honourary Doctorate of Law degrees from Queen’s University and Dalhousie University. He is a Member of the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario, and was inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame